Canon hits back by unveiling their newest professional camcorder, the XA35. Well-suited for ‘run-and-gun’ ENG productions, event coverage, corporate videos and other applications that require a compact, broadcast-quality camera, this travel-friendly camcorder boasts a 1/2.84″ HD CMOS Pro sensor, a 20x Canon optical zoom lens, a 0.24″ color electronic viewfinder with 1,560,000 dots resolution, a 3.5″ 1,230,000-dot OLED capacitive touchscreen monitor, dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, a mini-HDMI output port, an HD/SD-SDI output port to feed video directly to a microwave van, satellite uplink or other TV transmission system and built-in dual-band WiFi connectivity (w/ FTP capabilities).
Finally, the XA35 can capture 1080p Full HD video at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p and 59.94i frame rates in both AVCHD and MP4 recording codecs. The Canon XA35 is currently available for pre-order for $2,499 and will begin shipping from the end of December. [Product Page]